• Commodification, viewership and a for-anyone-as-someone "special" structure

      Johnson, RJK (The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ), 2015)
      Paddy Scannell’s analysis of broadcasting as a ‘for-anyone-assomeone structure’ (2000: 5) remains a key theoretical delineation of the role radio, television (and, now, digital media) play in everyday life. In essence, ...
    • Power & persuasion: constructing identity in religious communications

      Nairn, AM; Nelson, FM; Johnson, RJK (The Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA), 2015)
      According to Geertz (2002, p. 19), religion is “a system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive and long lasting moods and motivations” and provides adherents with a means for understanding the world. The ...
    • Promoting a promotional culture: a case study of the Junior Franklin County News

      Johnson, RJK; Bieldt, N (Australian & New Zealand Communication Association Inc, 2015)
      Although the extraordinary level of commercial speech in New Zealand media is relatively commonly acknowledged (see, for instance, Bell, 1995, Campbell, 2000, Hope, 1996, Horrocks, 2004, Lealand, 2002, Thompson, 2003, ...
    • Trials of Celebrity

      Johnson, RJK; King, DB (Pacific Media Centre, Creative Industries Research Institute, AUT University., 2013)
      This issue of Pacific Journalism Review engages with the theme of the dynamics of fame in a small country. In contrast to the dominant focus of the newly emergent field of Celebrity Studies on celebrity as a global phenomenon, ...